EFFECTIVENESS OF SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL MODULE ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE AND ITS MANAGEMENT AMONG STAFF NURSES

Prof. Amita Paul, Ms. Baby Swanngaihlun

Abstract


A study was done to assess the effectiveness of self-instructional module on knowledge regarding Ebola virus disease and its management among staff nurses. Background: The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Objectives:1. To assess the pre-test knowledge regarding Ebola virus disease among staff nurses working in Bombay Hospital, Indore. 2. To find out the effectiveness of self-instructional module on Ebola virus disease among staff nurses working in Bombay Hospital, Indore. 3. To find out the association between pre-test knowledge of nurses with selected demographic variables of staff nurses working in Bombay Hospital, Indore.Methods: An evaluative approach with Pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design was used for the study. The sample consists of 50 staff nurses were selected by using Non-Probability convenient sampling technique. Structured questionnaires were administered to evaluate the knowledge on Ebola virus disease and its management before and after introduction of self-instructional module. The collected data  was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The result showed that there was a significant difference between pre-test and post-test knowledge scores as assessed by the paired t-test value at 27.57. Hence it is statistically interpreted that the self-instructional module could be an effective strategy to improve the knowledge of staff nurses on Ebola virus disease and its management. Conclusion: Based on the findings of the study there was a significant increase in the knowledge of subjects after the introduction of self-instructional module.

Keywords


Ebola virus disease; Knowledge; Self-Instruction Module; Staff Nurses

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